Ocean Colour Scene - Free My Name - Single Review

Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene - Free My Name - Single Review

Ocean Colour Scene
Free My Name
7th March

OCS have had an eventful 15 years together, weathering drugs, drink, break-ups, and destructive record companies, admittedly a strong blow to any band. However it wasn't all bad and perseverance proved worth it, with the reward being deserved critical acclaim and chart success, and now the band have made a name for themselves, standing out from their peers with their views on politics, their

Ocean Colour Scene - Free My Name - Single Review

fashions and all round quality music. They are obviously doing something right as they are back with 7th album "A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad" and first single to be taken from that album "Free My Name."

The single oozes abstract guitar lines, which mingle amongst the drumbeats like someone circulating at a book launch and is topped with raw vocals sweeping across catchy chorus lines.
The band have not lost their meaningful nature, on one level "Free My Name" is a simple song about how it feels to be in love, but on a deeper level sends out a profound message that love should set you free not make you feel caged in.~

Strongly catchy but not to realms such as "The Riverboat Song," or "The Day We Caught The Train."

Catch Ocean Colour Scene on tour:
April 2005
2nd Liverpool Academy
3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange
4th Reading, Hexagon
6th Edinburgh, Usher Hall
7th Aberdeen, Music Hall
8th Glasgow, Academy
10th Belfast, Ulster Hall
12th Hull, City Hall
13th Stoke On Trent, Victoria Hall
14th Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
16th London, Brixton Academy
17th Southampton, Guildhall
18th Leicester, De Montfort Hall
20th UEA, Norwich
21st Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
22nd Bristol, Colston Hall
24th Brighton, Dome
25th Exeter, University Great Hall
26th Cardiff, University
28th Leeds University
29th Manchester Apollo


Katherine Tomlinson

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